But I'm jumping right back in and celebrating the most popular Chicago Cubs player of all-time, Ernie Banks.
"Mr. Cub" had a nice enough "last card" in the 1971 set, but again I wish Topps would have created a card for the super stars of the game AFTER they retired so we could have gazed upon their final Hall-worthy statistics in the days before the internet.
Besides, it would have been cool to have an Ernie Banks card in the ultra-funky 1972 set. A colorful set for a colorful player.
As for the Banks himself, what else can be said about a two-time M.V.P., 500+ home run hitting shortstop in an era when such a thing was unheard of?
He was just plain awesome, and was an easy choice for the Hall of Fame, getting inducted in 1977.
So let's celebrate the guy with a 1972 card I designed. Take a look…
|"Mr. Cub", Ernie Banks.|